Brooke Piraino

Brooke Piraino RD is a graduate of the Tri County Health Department dietetic internship program

Resveratrol: potential impact on Alzheimer’s

As the population ages, research into Alzheimer’s disease treatment and prevention has increased. A recent study examined the potential impact of resveratrol, a naturally occurring plant compound, on people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease. What is it? Resveratrol is a phenolic, antioxidant compound found naturally in foods such as red wine, grapes, peanuts, seeds, […]

Chia vs Flax

In recent years, consumption of seeds has increased in the United States. This is likely due to increasing awareness of perceived health benefits and nutrient composition of these foods. Some popular seeds include sunflower, pumpkin, hemp, flax and chia. Due to the many similarities between chia and flax seeds including size, flavor and nutrient composition, […]

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